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Ph.D. 1962- University of Washington
In 2012, Dr. Mathews closed his research laboratory, which had enjoyed extramural research support for more than 48 years at three different universities. The major research Interest of the Mathews laboratory was enzymology and regulation of DNA precursors, the deoxyribunocleoside trisophosphats, or dNTPs.
Some of the questions explored by Dr. Mathews and his 35 Ph.D. students, plus postdoctoral associates, research assistants, and undergraduates, included the following:
As he continues in semi-retirement, Dr. Mathews has served as lead author of the textbook Biochemistry, published in 2012 in its fourth edition. More recently he has published, with two co-authors. two editions of a shorter textbook, Biochemistry: Concepts and Connections (2016 and 2019) Also he serves on several journal editorial boards, and he continues to teach one or two courses per year.